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The world’s first Vincent Motorcycles superbike sold for almost million dollars

The world’s first Vincent Motorcycles superbike sold for almost million dollars

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Auction house Bonhams sold a motorcycle Vincent Black Lightning, which is considered one of the first superbikes in the world, for 929 000 dollars. This made him the most expensive motorcycle ever gone under the hammer. In total from 1948 to 1952 the company from Hertfordshire released thirty copies of Black Lightning. Vincent Black Lightning is built on the basis of another successful model - Black Shadow, but it was lighter (163 kilograms to 208) and more powerful than it (the engine output increased from 56 to 71 horsepower). In the 50's, he was able to overtake the fastest production car of that time - the Jaguar XJ120, overclocking over 196 kilometers per hour. In addition, on the same model, a speed record was set in Bonneville. Sold motorcycle is known for the fact that on...
Mercedes-AMG built a carbon bicycle

Mercedes-AMG built a carbon bicycle

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The division of the German manufacturer, responsible for the construction of "charged" models and sports cars, decided to slightly change the direction by constructing a vehicle with two wheels. The company introduced a new bicycle in honor of the 50th anniversary of the AMG division and the sports car Mercedes-AMG GT R. The bike will be released in a limited edition at a price of 7,109 euros. In the cost of the bike, the time that the sports car was shown at the Nurburgring was ciphered - 7 minutes 10.9 seconds. The bike, long named R.S2 Limited Edition Beast of the Green Hell, is based on a carbon frame. Carbon fiber is also used for the seat, seat post, rudder, 29-inch Crankbrothers wheels and bottle holder. The equipment will include components from the top line Shimano Du...
Kawasaki introduced the Sport Tourer Ninja H2 SX supercharged

Kawasaki introduced the Sport Tourer Ninja H2 SX supercharged

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According to the manufacturer, the 200-hp novelty will be more economical than the sport-touring Kawasaki Z1000SX. The Japanese manufacturer of sports motorcycles introduced a new product in the Sport Tourer class - Ninja H2 SX with a 1.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a boost of 197 horsepower. The novelty will join to representatives of the range line of the most powerful serial motorcycles Kawasaki Ninja - models with forced induction Ninja H2 and Ninja H2R, debuted three years ago. The so-called "balanced boost technology" was developed by Kawasaki, with special emphasis on driving sports bikes through city streets. The Ninja H2 SX is equipped with a four-cylinder 16-valve motor with liquid cooling and supercharging. Its working capacity is 998 cubic centimeters. The new ...
EICMA 2017: tourist motorcycle 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260

EICMA 2017: tourist motorcycle 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260

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The new tourist motorcycle, 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260, was presented at the EICMA 2017 in Milan. The name change means that the novelty equipped with 1262-cubic engine (with the DVT system), which was originally equipped with only Ducati XDiavel. In addition to the engine, there are other modifications to the 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260. Ducati engineers have upgraded the Ducati Multistrada 1200 frame, but the engine is still a paramount topic for discussion. The Testastretta DVT 1262 power unit, mounted on the Ducati Multistrada 1260, produces 158 hp power, while 85% of torque is available at revs below 3500 rpm. As an option, the customer can order a quickshifter to make driving on a motorcycle more comfortable. On the model Ducati Multistrada 1260 S the specified system is...
BMW showed a concept ConnectedRide system

BMW showed a concept ConnectedRide system

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The digital world is gradually integrated into all spheres of human activity, and the company BMW Motorrad is often a pioneer in the field of technologies for adaptation to motorcycles. At EICMA 2016 Bavarians unveiled a new version of «ConnectedRide» concept. In 2009, the German manufacturer for the first time showed the technology «ConnectedRide», to demonstrate the numerous possibilities of systems that can help drivers through communication vehicles between them. The BMW Group is now introduced the latest development in this field. The concept is an integrated LCD screen, connected to the smartphone and the world. "The ability to connect digital devices is becoming increasingly important for motorcyclists," - says Stephan Schaller, president of BMW Motorrad. - "We are pushing the
Intermot 2016: new motorcycle Suzuki V-Strom 650/650 XT 2017

Intermot 2016: new motorcycle Suzuki V-Strom 650/650 XT 2017

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Suzuki V-Strom 650 2017 may not be the perfect bike, but it seems close to that. The model is equipped with a reliable 645-cc V-shaped engine, and the Japanese a little refreshed her, introducing at the Motor Show Intermot 2016 in Cologne. The first motorcycle Suzuki V-Strom 650 2017 complies with Euro-4. Working volume remained at the same level, but the power and torque indicators have become a little higher. On a motorcycle set a new injector and the engine is modified with new pistons with a special coating and the exhaust camshaft from a new Suzuki SV650 - more than 60 parts of the engine has been modified or replaced. Another important change concerns the ignition system: the head with 2 spark plugs per cylinder, high-performance nickel spark. Old exhaust pipes removed, as it w...
Intermot 2016: Classic Honda CB1100EX 2017

Intermot 2016: Classic Honda CB1100EX 2017

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Honda CB1100EX 2017 - Standard classic. Model 2017 is now equipped with LED lighting fixtures, new 18-inch wheels with stainless steel spokes, 41 mm fork SDBV (Showa Dual Bending Valve) and a twin shock absorbers Showa. The engine is mounted is the same as for a modified Honda CB1100RS inlet, smaller, lighter silencers. In addition, the bike comes with slipper clutch. Ergonomics Honda CB1100EX more relaxed compared to the Honda CB1100RS: Seat height 790 mm (5 mm below). But a little more weight - 255 kg. s18-inch Spoke wheels shod with tires sizes 110/80 and 140/70. The brake system is a bit easier than on the Honda CB1100RS. Front-wheel drive conventional 4-piston Nissin calipers squeeze a couple of 296-mm discs. New classic Honda CB1100EX 2017 will be available in the following ...
Intermot 2016: Honda CB1100RS 2017

Intermot 2016: Honda CB1100RS 2017

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For fans of the immortal classics, Honda brought to the 2016 Intermot Motor Show motorcycle Honda CB1100RS 2017 and Honda CB1100EX 2017. With a hint of a café racer 1970 model CB1100RS have excellent, a seductive design with the Japanese assembly. Compared to the more laid back CB1100EX RS modification it has a more aggressive ergonomics, radial calipers, 17-inch alloy wheels, sports tires. More compact and low planting can reduce the center of gravity, which is very important for motorcycle sportbike with character. Specification Honda CB1100RS 2017:     Engine: 4-cylinder, in-line, DOHC, 4 euros     Power: 89 hp     torque: 91 Nm     gearbox: 6 speeds + slipper clutch     Frame: Steel, Tubular     weight: 252 kg (a bit too much, but it's a classic)     Fuel tank
Intermot 2016: cruiser Moto Guzzi Audace Carbon 2017

Intermot 2016: cruiser Moto Guzzi Audace Carbon 2017

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Mandello factory expanded lineup, introducing at Intermot Motorshow 2016 new motorcycle Moto Guzzi Audace Carbon. As the name suggests, the motorcycle is equipped with components made of carbon fiber, along with dark colors. Front wing made of carbon fiber, as well as the fuel tank in a carboxylic finish. On dark background stand out red cylinder head cover, red brake calipers and red lettering on the wheels. On the motorcycle Moto Guzzi Audace Carbon 2017 also set a restyled steering wheel and pneumatic system, specially designed for the 90-degree engine type, V-twin, which complies with Euro-4 due to the efficiency of the catalyst. The power unit produces 120 Nm of torque at 3 000 rev / min and can be operated in 3 modes: «Veloce» (road), «Turismo» (tourism) and «Pioggia» (rain) Th
New BMW sport bikes are faster and easier to drive

New BMW sport bikes are faster and easier to drive

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The new generation sportbike BMW S 1000 RR was single and available with a grip on the passenger seat. Special package for the "number two" is available as an option and includes a passenger seat with a set of footrests. Also in the model line of additional equipment now available ABS Pro system, which is active in the «Rain» driving modes, «Sport» and «Race» and is able to prevent blocking of the front wheel and the gap between the rear wheel ground during emergency braking. Street Fighter BMW S 1000 R lost 2 kilograms weight (205 kg), and its 999-cc engine gained 5 hp and now produces 165 hp at 11,000 rev/min. From the RR and XR models updated Naked migrated kvikshifter Pro HP, which allows the pilot to switch between gears without a clutch. Features S 1000R also become isolated from